Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Jharkhand’s Deoghar and Bihar’s Patna on July 12, informed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Saturday.
As per the PMO, the Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various developmental projects worth more than Rs 16,000 crores in Deoghar.

“In a step towards boosting infrastructure development, enhancing connectivity and giving an impetus to ease of living in the region, Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation and lay the foundation stone of various projects worth over Rs 16,000 crore in Deoghar. These projects will help in significantly improving socio-economic prosperity in the region,” the PMO said in a statement.

As a key step to provide direct connectivity to Baba Baidyanath Dham, which is an important religious destination for devotees from all over the country, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Deoghar Airport.

It has been constructed at an estimated cost of around Rs 400 crore. The terminal building of the airport is equipped to handle over five lakh passengers annually.

“AIIMS in Deoghar is a boon for the healthcare sector of the entire region. The services at AIIMS Deoghar will get a further boost as the Prime Minister will dedicate to the nation the In-Patient Department (IPD) and Operation Theatre services at AIIMS, Deoghar. This is in accordance with the Prime Minister’s vision to develop excellent health care facilities in all parts of the country,” it said.

Prime Minister’s commitment to develop world-class infrastructure at places of religious importance across the country and improve facilities to the tourists in all such places, will get a further boost as the components of project “Development of Baidyanath Dham, Deoghar” sanctioned under the PRASAD Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism will be inaugurated.

The PMO further said that the projects being inaugurated by the Prime Minister include the development of two large pilgrimage congregation halls with a capacity of 2000 pilgrims each; Jalsar lake front development; Shivganga Pond development among others. The new amenities will further enrich the tourism experience for lakhs of devotees who visit Baba Baidyanath Dham.

The Prime Minister will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple road projects worth more than Rs 10,000 crores.

“The projects that are being inaugurated include six laning of Gorhar to Barwada section of NH-2; widening of Rajganj-Chas upto West Bengal border section of NH-32 among others. The major projects whose foundation stone are being laid include four laning of Mirzachowki- Farakka section of NH-80; four laning of Hariharganj to Parwa More section of NH-98; four laning of Palma to Gumla section of NH-23; Elevated corridor of Kutchery Chowk to Piska More section of NH-75 among others,” it added.

These projects will provide a further boost to connectivity in the region and ensure ease of movement for the common people.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various energy infrastructure projects around Rs 3000 crore for the region.
Projects that are to be inaugurated include the Bokaro-Angul section of the Jagdishpur-Haldia-Bokaro-Dhamra pipeline of GAIL; the New LPG Bottling plant of HPCL at Barhi, Hazaribagh and Bokaro LPG Bottling plant of BPCL.

Foundation stone of Parbatpur Gas Collecting Station, Jharia Block, Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Asset of ONGC will also be laid.

The Prime Minister will dedicate two Railway projects viz. Godda-Hansdiha Electrified Section and Garhwa-Mahuria Doubling Project to the nation. These projects will help in facilitating seamless traffic movement of goods for industries and powerhouses.

They will also ensure ease of train movement from Dumka to Asansol. The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for three Railway projects viz. Redevelopment of Ranchi railway station; Jasidih Bypass Line and LHB Coach Maintenance Depot, Godda.

The proposed redeveloped Ranchi Station will have world-class passenger amenities including a Food Court, Executive Lounge, Cafeteria, Air-Conditioned Waiting Halls, etc. for ensuring ease of movement as well as the comfort of the passengers.

Thereafter, the PM will perform darshan and pooja at Baba Baidyanath temple, one of the twelve Jyotirlingas.

Later in the evening, PM Modi will address the closing ceremony of the Centenary celebrations of the Bihar Legislative Assembly in Patna.
The Prime Minister will also inaugurate Shatabdi Smriti Stambh which has been built to commemorate 100 years of Bihar Vidhan Sabha.
The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Vidhan Sabha museum.

Different galleries in the museum will demonstrate the history of democracy in Bihar and the evolution of the current civic structure. It will also have a Conference Hall with a capacity of more than 250 people.
The PM will also lay the foundation stone of the Vidhan Sabha guest house on the occasion. (ANI)